Bristol Rovers 4-0 Blackpool: Jonson Clarke-Harris hits hat-trick in rout
Last Updated: 03/03/19 7:49pm
Jonson Clarke-Harris netted a hat-trick as Bristol Rovers eased their League One relegation fears with a 4-0 victory over Blackpool at the Memorial Stadium.
The hosts took a sixth-minute lead when Liam Sercombe's low cross from the right corner of the box took a deflection into the path of Clarke-Harris, who fired home from close range.
It was 2-0 on 37 minutes as Ollie Clarke's pass put Clarke-Harris in on the left and the striker thumped an unstoppable shot across goalkeeper Mark Howard into the far corner.
The big striker completed his treble on 68 minutes, lashing in the rebound after Clarke's volley had brought a brilliant save from Howard.
Sercombe completed an emphatic win in stoppage time, shooting low past the Blackpool keeper from substitute Alex Jakubiak's cross-field pass.
Blackpool created plenty of openings without finding a finish. Rovers keeper Jack Bonham made second-half saves from Jordan Thompson and Armand Gnanduillet to protect his side's lead.